Blink-182 Reunion Tour After A Long Wait Of 8 Years
The blink-182 reunion tour begins in Tijuana, Mexico, in March. The co-founders of the San Diego-based band restored their connection after bassist and singer Mark Hoppus received a lymphoma diagnosis last year.
Seven years after his replacement in the San Diego-based punk-pop group in 2015, Tom DeLonge is reuniting with them for a world tour.
Guitarist-singer DeLonge, 46, will go on a tour with bassist-singer Mark Hoppus, 50, and drummer Travis Barker, 46, the following year. It debuts on March 11 in Mexico at the Parque Morelos Imperial GNP Festival. The American leg begins on May 4 in Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and ends on July 16 in Tennessee at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Two Southern California concerts are scheduled between them: on June 16 in Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium and on June 20 in San Diego at Pechanga Arena. The band will also play two further California shows on June 22 and 23 at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center and San Jose’s SAP Center, respectively.
The group will release “Edging,” a brand-new track, on Friday. According to the press release, it is Hoppus, DeLonge, and Barker’s first brand-new recording in ten years.
In addition to service charges, the cost of tickets for blink-182’s San Diego show in June ranges from $39.50 to $169.50.
In 1992, Scott Traynor, the group’s original drummer, and Hoppus and DeLonge formed blink-182 in Poway. In 1998, Barker took Traynor’s post. With the release of its follow-up album, 1999’s “Enema of the State,” which included the songs “All the Small Things,” “What’s My Age Again?” and other quickly-becoming fan favourites, the band attained global fame.
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After the trio’s 2005 separation, they came back together in 2009 when Barker was one of two survivors in a plane tragedy that also claimed the lives of four other individuals.
DeLonge departed the band, according to an announcement made by Hoppus and Barker in January 2015. DeLonge would then release a statement denying he had left the band and emphasising that he had no plans to do so.
Hoppus and Barker announced their first performance with DeLonge’s replacement in the final week of January 2015, initially billing it as “blink-182, with Matt Skiba.” “Bored to Death,” the group’s debut recording with Skiba, got its release in April 2016.
Then, with Skiba on board, blink-182 put out two albums, “Nine” in 2019 and the Grammy-nominated “California” in 2016. While blink-182 was on its four-year break, DeLonge started his band, Angels & Airwaves, which he created in 2005. His first solo album got its release in 2015, and the band’s most recent record got its release last year.
Through To The Stars Academy, DeLonge also co-wrote four books about his fascination with extraterrestrial life and UFOs. He released the first trailer for his debut directorial attempt, “Monsters of California,” in May this year.
After six years apart, DeLonge and Hoppus reunited last year after DeLonge discovered Hoppus was undergoing B-cell lymphoma treatment. After finishing his treatment last year, Hoppus performed on stage once more for a Halloween show with Barker and his musical partner Kevin Gruft of the band Escape the Fate.
Hoppus is now writing his memoir, concentrating on his time with blink-182 and his fight against cancer. He was present for Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding this year in May.
The general public can purchase tickets for the blink-182 reunion tour at 10 a.m. on blink182.com. A pre-sale by the group will run from 10 a.m. on Wednesday through 10 p.m. on Sunday on its website.
The tour’s promoter, Live Nation, will offer tickets for pre-sale online from 10 a.m. Thursday through 10 p.m. Friday. The pre-sale password is PUMPKIN. The Spotify online pre-sale will run from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday.
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